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looki Tue 27-Aug-13 22:13:58

Hi everyone,

I hope this will be my last thread on girls names! I have finally narrowed down our shortlist and Imogen is one of two remaining names. I recently read on MN that its becoming a name that will get very popular and common in the worst sense of the word. I'm not trying to be controversial saying that, I personally don't know anybody called Imogen.

What do you think? If you like it or dislike it, can you please also say what other type of names you like or dislike as when I read the name threads on MN, I always wonder if the name being debated is the issue or is it that the debaters don't like the particular type of name?

Thanks to everyone in advance again!

sleepingbeautiful Tue 27-Aug-13 22:41:52

I have 2 friends in 30s and 20s named Imogen. Don't know any small ones.
It's not my cup of tea. I just don't like the sound of the word. My 30s friend used to get teased by people pretending to be zombie mummies saying Im-uh-jun like "Im-ho-top" in The Mummy, so maybe that's why?!
I do like Felicity and Miranda, which I'd class as similar.

AnythingNotEverything Tue 27-Aug-13 22:43:43

I like it. I know one who is 13. I don't like the nn "Immy" though.

No idea if its becoming more popular though. Without a crystal ball it's hard to tell!

PictureThis Tue 27-Aug-13 22:47:52

I love it, my 6yo DD is Imogen and I know of only one other , a friend of a friends child.

Tillylils Tue 27-Aug-13 22:51:06

I think it's lovely but it is popular around here. I know 4, ages 11, 7, 6 and 3.

PoppyWearer Tue 27-Aug-13 22:54:11

It was one of our short listed names for DC1 5+ years ago (we went with another name in the end), so it's a name I'm tuned into, IYSWIM, and I haven't come across many since then.

I like it very much.

salvadory Tue 27-Aug-13 23:07:35

Love it, it's the name of my 3.6 year old. It's gone down in the rankings from last year iirc which is a good thing as far as I'm concerned, think its in the top 40 still if this bothers you? I know only my one but have heard it a few times in parks and shops (am in manchester).

TiffanyAtBreakfast Wed 28-Aug-13 14:32:46

I really love it. Sadly it makes me think of Imogen Thomas though, that tarty girl from big brother who had the fling with Giggs.

TripleRock Wed 28-Aug-13 14:36:22

I know one. I do consider it to be a popular, middle of the road name, which is a minus point for my personal taste.

I don't dislike it though, it's a lovely name. Do dislike 'immy' though.

NadiaWadia Wed 28-Aug-13 15:48:49

It's lovely. Classy too.

MoonHare Wed 28-Aug-13 16:49:29

I love it. I know one who is 5yrs old and she's a great little girl.

cerealandtoast Wed 28-Aug-13 16:53:31

I think it's a lovely name.

It is a name that is/has always been well known, and perennially faintly popular - there's always one or two within every few years at school, but never loads, iyswim.

I prefer Imo to Immy, and Ginny is better than either.

xJadex Wed 28-Aug-13 17:01:00

Imogen is number 37 in the top 100 baby names 2013 - have a look if you dont believe me :/ I like it.. my god daughter (who is 6) is called Imogen...

looki Wed 28-Aug-13 17:38:54

Yes it seems to be popular which I don't mind as long as its outside the top twenty really. I read on another thread that its now seen as a common name (common in not a nice way ie Katie Hopkins anti name list type of thing). I don't know anyone with this name and would also think its a middle of the road classless name but that comment bothers me more than I'd l

looki Wed 28-Aug-13 17:40:48

Oops pressed something in error there! it to.....?
Is that nonsense or indeed the case?

TheCountessOlenska Wed 28-Aug-13 18:07:00

I've got one! grin She's Ginny for short. Not mega popular where I am but there is one other in her pre-school class.

CinnamonAddict Wed 28-Aug-13 18:12:56

I love the name. Know 2 Imogens, both 12.
One is called Imy, I like that too.

Diddle82 Wed 28-Aug-13 22:31:11

I know a 3yo Imogen who is know as Immy. Cute name.

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Thu 29-Aug-13 10:28:12

I love the name Imogen, and if I were to have another girl it is top of my name list.

GrandstandingBlueTit Thu 29-Aug-13 10:57:18

I don't like it, I find it clunky and plain.

Which is odd, I suppose, as written down, it's very similar to my own name (the I, o and e are in the same place, they have the same number of letters, and the remaining ones are all consonants as well).

Having said that, I don't really love my own name either (which is currently also yawnsome-ly popular and 'done').

xJadex Thu 29-Aug-13 14:57:17

I prefer the word "popular" than "common" Its a nice name, if you like it then it really does not matter what anybody else thinks.. I think you do however care what other people think otherwise you wouldn’t be asking strangers their opinion on a name? But really if you like it that is all that counts! smile xx

curlyclaz13 Thu 29-Aug-13 15:08:13

It was on our girl list, nn idgie from my favourite book & film.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 29-Aug-13 15:13:56

I like it.

It's classy without being too prissy or posh.

The child I know is sometimes called Immi

Abbicob Thu 29-Aug-13 15:18:31

I used to think it was classy but it has become a bit too popular now and hate the nickname Immy

QueenofallIsee Thu 29-Aug-13 15:22:02

I like it, I know 4 though so it is popular. One of them goes by 'Immy' which I don't like

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